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Nurture your talent and passion for life with Cleveland City Dance

Build life-long friendships, develop confidence and poise with proper technique, discipline the mind and body, and challenge your child to think creatively. Students are not the only ones who reap the benefits of dance education.  Parents will also see and feel the positive effects of dance.  Parents have an opportunity to watch their child grow and understand what
they do in class.  Everyone’s life is enriched by dance.

Cleveland City Dance, located at Shaker Square in Cleveland, is dedicated to nurturing and inspiring one's love for dance. Students, ranging from 18 months to 80, take classes designed for both mental and physical ability.  The instructors offer classes in ballet, boys’ ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop and more.  The nonprofit ballet company in residence, The City Ballet of Cleveland, offers many additional performance opportunities for dancers as well.

Students have opportunities to network with dancers from Ohio and other cities including visiting professional dancers, and attending festivals to take master classes with internationally known choreographers and instructors.  Cleveland City Dance also offers workshops and master classes each year.  Lauren Anderson, former Houston Ballet principal who was inaugurated at the Smithsonian Institution’s African American Museum, will be at the studio for a weekend in February 2018 to offer her expertise to the dancers!

Dancers from Cleveland City Dance and City Ballet of Cleveland are now dancing with the New York City Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Ballet St. Polten in Bonn, Germany, among other notable companies.  All dancers in the greater Cleveland area may audition to perform in the City Ballet of Cleveland’s “Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker.” This year’s audition is Saturday, September 16.

Each spring, the company and school also present an outreach series that travels to area schools to spread the love of dance.  The story ballet performances are followed by a question & answer period that offers preschool to fifth grade students a chance to learn more about classical ballet.  This opportunity brings many levels of dancers together, older dancers mentor and inspire younger dancers.  Passing knowledge and support is evident with alumni and other professionals returning every year to take class and perform with Cleveland City Dance students!

Call them at 216-295-2222 or visit them online at for more information.

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